Francisco José Garcia Fernandez

Francisco José Garcia Fernandez
Universidad de Sevilla | US · Departamento de Prehistoria Y Arqueología

PhD
Professor and researcher at the University of Seville. Director of the excavation project at Cerro Macareno.

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February 2011 - present
Universidad de Sevilla
Position
  • Professor (Full)
February 2011 - present
Universidad de Sevilla
Position
  • Professor (Full)
June 2010 - February 2011
Universidad de Sevilla
Position
  • Professor
Education
October 2011 - January 2013
Universidad de Sevilla
Field of study
  • Architecture
September 1998 - December 2003
Universidad de Sevilla
Field of study
  • History
September 1993 - June 1998
Universidad de Sevilla
Field of study
  • Geography and History

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Publications (164)
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The aim of our contribution is to analyse the available archaeological record on a singular phenomenon recently detected in some castros in the Galician area: the presence of ´betyllic sanctuaries located in estuaries, in sites probably linked to the drainage of the metalliferous resources that made this region famous in Antiquity. We briefly refle...
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Montemolín (Marchena, Sevilla) constituye uno de los yacimientos arqueológico protohistóricos más significativos del bajo Guadalquivir y, por este motivo, ha sido catalogado como Bien de Interés Cultural (BIC) por la Junta de Andalucía. Su interés, entre otros aspectos, reside en que documenta, junto con el cerro contiguo de Vico, una secuencia est...
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The results of the recent excavations carried out at Cerro Macareno (La Rinconada, Seville) have improved the in-progress study of the table ware repertoire used by the populations of the Bay of Cadiz and the interior of the Guadalquivir valley (the Turdetani of the classical sources) and its transformation immediately before and after the Roman co...
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Cerro Macareno is a protohistoric tell located next to an ancient navigable branch of the Guadalquivir, upstream from Seville. It is mainly known from the salvage excavations carried out in the 1970s, due to the destruction to which it was subjected by the exploitation of an aggregate quarry. These works brought to light an industrial area dating f...
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O presente trabalho analisa questões relativas à aplicação das recentes metodologias do estudo da História Global aos territórios fronteiriços, valorizando a sua apetência para o desenvolvimento de relações sociais singulares e de interconexões. Este estudo centra-se, sobretudo, no Baixo Guadiana, que separa parcialmente dois países (Portugal e Esp...
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El santuario fenicio de Melqart en Gadir, conocido posteriormente en época romana como Hércules Gaditano, fue uno de los lugares de culto más renombrados en la Antigüedad, visitado por grandes personajes como Aníbal o Julio César, y mencionado por numerosos autores grecolatinos. Sin embargo, su localización sigue siendo hoy objeto de controversia....
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We examine the progress achieved over the last 40 years in researching about the end of the Iron Age in Turdetania and the impact of the Roman conquest on local cultures. To this purpose, we carry out a review that comprises the different aspects in which we can appreciate the continuities and transformations that took place in the ways of life of...
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The expansion of large cities in the last century has gradually distanced rural landscapes from towns and villages, depriving their inhabitants of contact with and experience of the countryside. More recently, interest in landscapes has shifted from spaces with great heritage or environmental values to more mundane ones. In this paper we will analy...
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This paper presents a synthesis of the results of the Proyecto Estrímnides, which includes the historiographical analysis of the Graeco-Latin and modern European literature on the Cassiterides and the study of the archaeological record of several Galician castros. With regard to the first of these subjects, the location of the archipelago has been...
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Full text: https://publications.dainst.org/journals/mm/article/view/3656/7464 The excavations carried out during 2006 in the site of the Municipal Library of Mértola (Portugal) made it possible to examine for the first time unaltered deposits dating to the end of the Iron Age and the early Roman Era. The latter are mostly rubbish dumps and large...
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Resumen En los últimos años se ha puesto de relieve la existencia de un denso tejido alfarero en el estuario del Tajo durante la Edad del Hierro y en concreto en el área de Lisboa, que responde a un proceso de intensificación económica estimulado por la presencia de comerciantes fenicios. Uno de los productos más conspicuos son los envases anfórico...
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From the beginning of the Phoenician presence in the Tagus estuary, a dense productive network developed in ancient Olisipo, where the manufacture of amphorae was one of its main activities. These were intended for packaging and commercialising the agricultural surpluses produced in the region, coexisting with imports from the south, mainly from th...
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We present in this contribution a Greek graffito found in Ilipa (Alcalá del Río, Seville). It can be interpreted as an indication of a shipment of painted Attic cups. Our interest is focused on the study of the archaeological context in which it was recorded, the parallels of graphite in the Iberian Peninsula and the role of Gadir in the distributi...
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This contribution aims to provide an update on the information available on the trade of Greek products in Western Andalusia and, specifically, in the lower Guadalquivir val- ley. The review is based on the findings produced in the last 25 years both by the numerous urban salvage excavations carried out in the region as well as by some academic res...
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Este libro tiene por objeto continuar explorando el valor histórico y arqueológico del Cerro Macareno (La Rinconada, Sevilla), enclave paradigmático de la implantación de las formas de vida urbana en el Guadalquivir y de su dinámica comercial durante la Protohistoria, dado que constituye un lugar clave para el estudio de las comunidades que habitar...
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Esta monografía reúne una serie de trabajos destinados a revisar y actualizar el conocimiento sobre la producción de ánforas derivadas de los prototipos fenicios arcaicos en el cuadrante suroccidental de la Península Ibérica durante la II Edad del Hierro y los primeros siglos de la presencia romana. Estos recipientes, que se denominaron indistintam...
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Esta monografía reúne una serie de trabajos destinados a revisar y actualizar el conocimiento sobre la producción de ánforas derivadas de los prototipos fenicios arcaicos en el cuadrante suroccidental de la Península Ibérica durante la II Edad del Hierro y los primeros siglos de la presencia romana. Estos recipientes, que se denominaron indistintam...
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The aim of the present monograph is to analyse the introduction of urbanism in the Lower Guadalquivir through the results of a series of studies carried out by the Research Group From Turdetania to Baetica (HUM-152) within the Seville countryside. The main archaeological contributions are presented in a synthetic way, accompanied by some reflection...
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Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Historical and Cultural Heritage in the Province of Seville, dedicated to archaeological heritage and local activation.
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The crisis that affected the Lower Guadalquivir Valley in the 5th century is related to the profound transformations of the 6th century BC that resulted in the end of the Phoenician colonial economy and its orientalizing aristocracy; and that also led to internal conflicts which we interpret as violent popular movements against the presence of the...
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Resumen El presente trabajo aporta una investigación arqueométrica sobre piezas cerámicas de los siglos III-I a. C. halladas en contextos alfareros de la ciudad de Sevilla (Palacio Arzobispal) y Carmona (zona del Arrabal), pertenecientes en su mayoría a ánforas de tradición púnica y turdetana, o bien ya romanizadas. Entre los principales objetivos...
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Presentamos un avance de los resultados de un proyecto en curso sobre la ocupación de Mértola en un momento de transición clave para entender el devenir histórico de la ciudad, como son los últimos siglos de la Edad del Hierro y el inicio de la romanización. Se trata de un periodo poco representado en el registro arqueológico conocido y musealizado...
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Apresentam-se os resultados de duas campanhas de prospecções arqueológicas desenvolvidas ao longo das duas margens do Guadiana no âmbito de um projecto de investigação transfronteiriço, em particular no município de Mértola, assim como novos sítios arqueológicos. Os novos dados identificados durante estres trabalhos proporcionaram uma aproximação à...
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In recent decades, we have undertaken several systematic archaeological projects aimed at the analysis of rural landscapes in the Lower Guadalquivir Valley, especially concerning settlement patterns, the exploitation of agricultural and stock-breeding resources, and the consumption of these same resources in urban areas. Our research has largely re...
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This paper presents the study of two sets of Late Iron Age amphorae from the south western Iberian Peninsula through petrographic and Neutron Activation analysis. The first assemblage includes Turdetanian amphorae from the Guadalquivir Valley, studied in relation to nearby production centres. The second group comprises similar amphorae from consump...
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Forty years after the excavations directed by Manuel Pellicer Catalán, the Prehistory and Archaeology Department, University of Seville, has resumed the investigation of this emblematic site, within the framework of a Proyecto General de Investigación. The first season aimed to collect preliminary information through non-invasive techniques (topogr...
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In recent years, we have analysed the distribution of products from the interior of Turdetania along the Atlantic façade of the Iberian Peninsula, especially the mouth the Guadiana and the Tagus estuary, between the 5th and the late 2nd-early 1st centuries BC. We have mostly focused on amphorae, especially the types that are generally considered ‘T...
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In this paper we present the results of the research Project “The route of the Estrimnides. Mediterranean Trade and Interculturality in the Northwest of Iberia” (HAR2015-68310-P). The main contribution is the review of the archaeological contexts of several castra (Toralla, Alcabre, A Lanzada, Neixón, etc.) and the imported material, in particular...
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El uso de los Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG) en Arqueología se encuentra en estos momentos ampliamente extendido. Diferentes ámbitos temáticos o períodos culturales son tratados mediante metodologías de análisis espacial para el planteamiento y resolución de hipótesis con marcado componente geográfico. En este documento abordamos el uso d...
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Mediterranean trade with the communities of Northwest Iberia is a historical phenomenon that has received some attention from academics only in the past two decades, despite the relatively frequent findings of products of Mediterranean origin or from the area of the Strait of Gibraltar in contexts of the Late Iron Age. Recently, the “La Ruta de las...
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En este capítulo hacemos un balance de los conocimientos acumulados en las últimas décadas sobre el comercio de productos mediterráneos en los castros gallegos, exponemos los objetivos del Proyecto Estrímnides y la metodología empleada, y, a partir de los resultados de la revisión de los materiales procedentes de los yacimientos ana- lizados (Alcab...
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En este trabajo se presenta una reflexión sobre el carácter líquido de las fronteras fluviales en general, y del Guadiana en particular, así como el consecuente debate sobre la permeabilidad de los espacios limítrofes y su importancia, no como barreras infranqueables, sino como puntos de encuentro, transición y complicidad. Se analiza desde estos p...
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Abstract: The archaeological intervention carried out in 2017 in Cerro Macareno has provided an enormous amount of information that corroborates and qualifies the data provided by the emergency excavations carried out in this site in the mid-seventies. The methodology applied has always been based on non-destructive techniques or low impact on the...
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La crisis del siglo VI a.C. originó transformaciones, como el fin de la economía colonial y de la aristocracia orientalizante, precipitadas por conflictos internos interpretados como la expresión de movimientos contra la población fenicia y la aristocracia local. El nuevo panorama se caracteriza por unas bases sociopolíticas y económicas diferentes...
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Both academic studies and the most recent international official guidelines have recognized that cultural heritage is a social or collective construct, but also that it has a social value in itself. In this context, the importance of education and the encouragement of citizens to play an active and participatory role in decision-making processes ha...
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In the beginning of 1974, the Ministry of Education and Science published a decree declaring a series of sites of public interest, which were considered representative of Tartessian culture. The fascination caused by the archaeological discoveries that took place in Andalusia in the mid-twentieth century also led to an awareness of the risk of losi...
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Una de las principales dificultades a las que habitualmente nos enfrentamos a la hora de estudiar las culturas prerromanas de la Península Ibérica es la definición y comprensión de las categorías utilizadas para caracterizar unos grupos humanos cuyo análisis está en gran medida determinado por la ausencia de fuentes escritas, una limitación que es...
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El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar el tráfico de productos turdetanos en la costa atlántica de la península ibérica a partir de la distribución de sus contenedores anfóricos y el papel de la Gadir púnica como interlocutor comercial. Aunque ya se conocían la mayor parte de los conjuntos de forma aislada, tratamos de sistematizar toda la evidenc...
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Se analiza la oportunidad que supone la Estrategia de Desarrollo Urbano Sostenible e Integrado (EDUSI) “Rinconada, Ciudad Única 2022” para implementar iniciativas que conviertan el patrimonio arqueol´ógico de la localidad en un motor de desarrollo. Se hace especial hincapié en el papel que viene desempeñando en este proceso el Museo Arqueológico y...
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Resumo: O estudo das fronteiras e dos territórios fronteiriços é um tema de investigação com repercussões evidentes no mundo actual, bem como uma oportunidade para desenvolver estratégias de turismo cultural e protecção do património cultural. Apresentam-se, neste trabalho, algumas questões sobre um projecto de investigação transfronteiriço (ANA-li...
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The current article presents two cremation burials dated to the earliest phase of the necropolis of Cruz del Negro (Carmona, Seville), which was excavated in the 1990s. These two burials are exceptional, not so much because of the characteristic of the burial offerings, which are similar to other coeval tombs in the same necropolis and other cemete...
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he urban-territorial structure has historically been conditioned by the presence and development of the socalled communication infrastructures: whether they were roads favoured by the orography, or river courses that structured the settlement system, territorial mobility can be understood as one of the great determining factors of the urban form. T...
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Shared Eternities: the funerary world to the west of the Pillars of Melqart (Seville, December 3rd and 4th, 2018) The primary scope of this meeting is to present and discuss among the invited researchers the similarities and differences detected in the funerary contexts of the southwest area of the Iberian Peninsula, i.e. the territories between C...
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Presentamos un avance de los resultados de un proyecto en curso sobre la ocupación de Mértola en un momento de transición clave para entender el devenir histórico de la ciudad, como son los últimos siglos de la Edad del Hierro y el inicio de la romanización. Se trata de un periodo poco representado en el registro arqueológico conocido y musealizado...
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Este artigo pretende apresentar alguns resultados preliminares de dois projectos de investigação que analisam o papel da antiga Myrtilis durante a Idade do Ferro e os primeiros séculos de ocupação romana, enquanto importante porto no contexto do tráfego comercial do Mediterrâneo e do Atlântico, e como um oppidum central no âmbito do povoamento huma...
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Este artigo pretende apresentar alguns resultados preliminares de dois projectos de investigação que analisam o papel da antiga Myrtilis durante a Idade do Ferro e os primeiros séculos de ocupação romana, enquanto importante porto no contexto do tráfego comercial do Mediterrâneo e do Atlântico, e como um oppidum central no âmbito do povoamento huma...
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A ocupação humana do território de Mértola (c. sécs. VII-I a.C.): um encontro de dois projectos de investigação
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El trabajo que se presenta trata sobre el estudio de uno de los yacimientos prerromanos de la provincia de Cádiz, denominado Cerro Naranja, situado en la finca de «Los Garciagos», al noreste de la ciudad de Jerez de la Frontera, pero dentro de su propio término municipal. El hallazgo se produjo en 1984 como consecuencia de las prospecciones prevent...
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RESUMEN: En este artículo se analizan los problemas y perspectivas de investigación sobre la Protohistoria y romanización en la antigua Myrtilis y su territorio, presentándose una síntesis sobre el estado de la cuestión. La falta de contextos conservados en esta villa alentejana es un problema que las recientes excavaciones en la Biblioteca, dirigi...
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The conceptual complexity of the topics covered in the course "Archaeological Methodology," the first course of the Dual Degree in Geography and Land Management and History of the University of Seville, makes it critical to implement an Educational Innovation Project to help students assimilate these concepts in a holistic manner using a new learni...
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The ongoing investigations at the Silla del Papa site (Tarifa, Cádiz) have uncovered a large urban nucleus, located at the summit of Sierra de la Plata. This town, the original Baelo, was transferred to the coast early in the reign of Augustus. The excavations carried out in 2014-2016 have made it possible to fix the date of its abandonment more pre...
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Las investigaciones en curso en el yacimiento de la Silla del Papa (Tarifa, Cádiz) han revelado la existencia de un núcleo urbano de gran entidad, ubicado en la cima de la Sierra de la Plata. Esta ciudad, la primera Baelo, se trasladó hacia la costa a principios del reinado de Augusto. Las excavaciones realizadas en 2014-2016 han permitido fijar co...